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Ten experts part of medical board that will determine Dua Zehra’s age

Updated 29 Jun, 2022
<p>Dua Zehra with husband Zaheer Ahmed during interview. Screengrab</p>

Dua Zehra with husband Zaheer Ahmed during interview. Screengrab

KARACHI: The Sindh Health Department has constituted a medical board on the issue of determining the age of Dua Zehra, Sindh’s most high profile early-age marriage case.

The health department formed the medical board following an order from a trial court in Karachi.

Dow Medical College Principal Prof. Saba Sohail will head the board. It includes experts on radiology, gynaecology, dentistry and forensics, with the petitioner’s lawyer Jibran Nasir sharing the update on his social media page.

The medical superintendent of the Services Hospital has submitted a requested that Dua Zahra be presented for check-up on June 29 at 12:30 PM.

A judicial magistrate in Karachi on Saturday ordered the Sindh health secretary to form a medical board of doctors to ascertain Dua Zehra’s age.

The teenage girl had gone missing from her home in Karachi in April, and was later recovered from Bhawalnagar, married to Zaheer Ahmed whom she met on PUBG.

The couple was presented in the Sindh High Court, which ruled that Dua Zehra was free to live with whoever she wants before sending her to a shelter home.

According to an earlier medical test conducted on the orders of the SHC, Dua Zehra’s age was said to be between 16 to 17 years old. Documents shared by the girl’s parents show that she is 14.